REEL 13 BLOG

Viewer Guide: To Catch a Thief and The Quitter with Richard Peña

January 25, 2018 | Richard Peña

Introducing “Viewer Guide,” your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña. REEL 13 CLASSIC | TO CATCH A THIEF This week’s REEL 13 Classic is To Catch a Thief (1955), a lightly suspenseful romantic thriller directed by Alfred Hitchcock. After achieving one of his ...

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Viewer Guide: Sunset Boulevard and Love Is Strange with Richard Peña

January 18, 2018 | Richard Peña

Introducing “Viewer Guide,” your weekly peek into what’s coming up next on REEL 13, written by host Richard Peña.  REEL 13 CLASSIC | SUNSET BOULEVARD  Gloria Swanson in Sunset Boulevard This week’s REEL 13 Classic is Sunset Boulevard, one of the best loved of all Hollywood film noir masterpieces, directed by Billy Wilder. By ...

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Bulletin Board: William Wyler, The Missing Picture, and Much More

December 8, 2017 | Susan Bitter

The Westerner Saturday, December 9 Quad Cinema, 4:15pm Part of the series More Than Meets the Eye: William Wyler running from December 1 – December 13 Famous for his epic film Ben-Hur, director William Wyler made dozens of silent Westerns before the advent of sound in film. Wyler returned to the genre with sound ...

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Staff Pick: BAMcinemaFest 2017

June 23, 2017 | Brittany Stigler

This week brings the start of BAMcinématek’s ninth annual BAMcinemaFest, a consistently bright spot in New York City festival programming. With an ambitious (and eclectic) lineup featuring premieres from both new and familiar figures in independent cinema, this year’s festival opened last night with Aaron Katz’s suspenseful new film, Gemini, ...

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Bulletin Board: Night School, Varda, and Dietrich

June 9, 2017

Night School Opens June 9 IFC, various times *Q&A with director Andrew Cohn Friday, June 9, 6PM; Saturday, June 10, 4:05 PM and 6PM; Sunday, June 11, 4:05 PM* If you had a second chance, would you take it even if it meant doing what seems impossible? Andrew Cohn’s new documentary Night School ...

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Bulletin Board: Landscapes and New Horizons

March 17, 2017

The Prison in Twelve Landscapes / The Illinois Parables Museum of the Moving Image Sunday, March 19, 6:30 PM Screening as part of New Adventures in Nonfiction Brett Story in person for The Prison in Twelve Landscapes If we were to crack open our country’s landscapes, we would find a record of human progress mixed ...

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Staff Pick: Agnès Varda takes New York

March 13, 2017 | Brittany Stigler

Agnès Varda is a gleaner. Like the potato-collecting subjects of her documentary The Gleaners and I (2000), Varda takes notice of otherwise discarded material and infuses it with a second life by casting her gaze toward the unobserved. What wasn’t captured in the frame of a photograph or a film? ...

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